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Mission Community Church

Worship Pastor

Mission Community Church
Exton, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 08/26/2016
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Role Summary

Worship is one of Mission Community Church’s core values. Everyone everywhere is worshiping someone or something - it’s in the DNA of who we are as humans created by God in His image. With this in mind, it’s not a question about how to get people to worship - we’re already great at it! - but rather who or what are the objects of people’s worship. At Mission Community Church, we believe worship of the Triune God is nurtured through the corporate worship of the church. With our mission to glorify God by helping people meet, know and follow Jesus (i.e. discipleship), we believe worship is the fuel for discipleship.


In partnership with the Lead Pastor, the Worship Pastor will help provide overall pastoral leadership of Mission Community Church, and more specifically provide pastoral leadership of the Worship Ministry (Music, Production, and Creative & Service Programing Teams). This position reports directly to the Lead Pastor and the Board of Elders.


The candidate for Worship Pastor must be passionate about the glory of God with a desire of helping people meet, know and follow Jesus through gospel-centered worship. Priority is placed on candidates with Christ-like character who have been spiritually blessed with competencies conducive for leading and inspiring people in worship of the Triune God. Candidates should be leadership-focused, technically-minded, relationally-driven and team-oriented. This role calls for an individual who is able to communicate a vision in such a way that it inspires others to join in that pursuit.

General Responsibilities


  • Provide pastoral and leadership oversight of Mission Community Church in conjunction with the Lead Pastor.
  • Provide pastoral and leadership oversight of the Worship Ministry, which includes Music, Production (AVL) and Creative & Service Programming Teams
  • Perform general roles of a pastor as needed, including but not limited to: teaching, counseling, wedding and funeral officiation, prayer and care, hospital visitation, etc…
  • On occasion, teach and preach from the Bible in a way that inspires and influences people to love Jesus and enact change

Specific Responsibilities


  • Provide spiritual leadership, discipleship and development for Worship Ministry staff and volunteers
  • Be a godly example to the church in your relationship with God, in your relationship with your wife and children (if applicable), in your relationships with members of our church community, and in your relationships with those in the surrounding community
  • Regularly pray and care for the needs of those you oversee, including but not limited to staff and volunteers



  • Oversee the purchasing, tracking and reporting of the Worship Ministry Budget (includes Music, Production (AVL), and Creative & Service Programming Teams)
  • Oversee recruiting, training and scheduling of all Worship Ministry Teams
  • Maintain CCLI Licensure and required reporting
  • As need arise and finances are available, execute searches and hirings for future Worship Ministry Roles (i.e. Administrative Assistants, Tech Directors, Programming Directors, etc…)



  • Provide musical development for musicians and vocalists
  • Recruit and train additional worship leaders with the goal of developing worship leaders into worship pastors (this is essential for our value of “growth” as we seek to be a church-planting church)
  • Lead and/or oversee rehearsals for instrumentalists and vocalists for worship services. You are the primary leader of worship for Sunday gatherings.
  • Lead and/or assist weekly planning meetings, and provide decision-­making for selection of music and other media to ensure its relevance to sermon series/themes while also ensuring quality and completion for Sunday services
  • Participate in composing and arranging the elements of the worship service in a way that is well integrated and contributes to the other elements of the service


Production (audio, visual, lighting (AVL))

  • Oversee Production Team staff and volunteers in the planning and implementation of all AVL systems (audio, video, lighting, slides, platform design, live streaming, etc…)
  • Ensure recruiting, training and empowering of volunteers in AVL systems
  • Provide leadership and assistance in AVL projects, and ensure projects align with overall church mission and vision, as well as sermon series and teaching themes


Creative & Service Programing

  • Develop and oversee Creative & Service Programing Team staff and volunteers in the planning and implementation of all creative and service programming elements of a worship service
  • Ensure recruiting, training and empowering of volunteers in creative and service programming elements
  • Provide leadership and assistance in creative and service programming projects (i.e. long-term planning meetings and execution)


Other Ministry Role

  • Based on one’s particular gifting, leadership oversight in one of the following ministry areas is required: students (grades 6-12), community groups, marketing and communication
  • Ability to develop volunteer leaders to sustain this additional ministry role is a must


Education & Experience

  • Graduate of a Bible college/seminary preferred
  • 5 years minimum experience as a worship pastor/leader
  • Vocational experience outside of the church is a plus


Specific Gifts & Abilities

  • Pastoral Heart - ability to lead and feed people from a biblical perspective, creating a culture of sound theology and passionate worship
  • Inspirational Communicator - ability to teach/preach and motivate people to action by giving relevant application from the Bible
  • Authentic Leader - ability to be open within a community while leading people in worshiping Jesus through music and everyday life
  • Reproducible - ability to recognize potential and develop other worship leaders into effective worship pastors



  • Proficient at playing a musical instrument (preferably acoustic guitar); multi-instrument proficiency a plus
  • General understanding of music theory and the ability to teach music theory, a plus
  • Vocally strong with the knowledge and skill to coach other vocalists, including arranging and execution of vocal parts
  • Ability to manage people of diverse backgrounds (musicians, techies and creatives) in the accomplishment of common goals
  • General knowledge and understanding of AVL systems


Please submit cover letter and resume, along with YouTube/Vimeo links of you worship leading, to: